Sunday, August 28, 2016

Wayne's Cafe Sri Petaling - A Hidden Hainanese Western and Oriental Delights

Wayne Cafe Sri Petaling

In the early 50, they were many Hainanese Chef that can cook very delicious Western dishes. The reason being was most of the Hainanese usually work as Chef which was taught how to cook western dishes by the colonial master. I am one of those that frequent Hainanese Western food in the restaurant like the old Coliseum (Jalan TAR), Le Coq (Ampang) and Yut Kee (Jalan Dang Wangi) among others that I have lost touch with.

With that taste lingering, we had a review at the Wayne's Cafe Sri Petaling located 10, Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that claimed to serves some of these authentic Hainanese western delights.

Wayne's Cafe Sri Petaling

Wayne's is the name of the owners' son and the setup is one of the modern cafe settings that is great for a get-together or family dining.

The owner has gotten Uncle Phua - a retired chef of 77 years old who has over 50 years western culinary experience to assist in Wayne's cafe menu which consists of Uncle Phua signature dish which is the English Style Roast Pork.

Our dinner started off with the order of the Golden Meat Ball (RM18.00). It is a deep fried homemade meatball recipe that has its origin. It is served with the freshly made Hainanese Chilli Sauce (the Hainanese Chicken Rice Chilli Sauce) which are made on a daily basis.

The next appetiser is by the owner family recipe Choon Kuen Spring Roll (RM18.00). This Spring roll is unlike the normal one that uses the popiah skin but instead it uses the pig caul fats. When I was a child, these kind of spring rolls were quite common; nowadays it is very hard to find one that takes quite an effort to make. Eating this spring rolls remind me of those days. This family recipe uses the right amount of ingredient in the filling and is steamed before it is coated with a batter and deep fried to a crunchy, crispy texture.

English Style Roast Pork
English Style Roast Pork

For the Mains, we had the Uncle Phua Signature Roast Pork (RM25.00). Using Uncle Phua secret recipe is to marinade the Pork Belly and the special treatment of the meat. It is then rolled up and tied like a log and after one day it is then put in the oven with a combination of slow gentle heat to tenderise the meat, plus a shorter blast at a higher heat to crisp up the skin. The end result, you get is a juicy meat while having a crispy skin that married well with the apple sauce.

The next Mains is the Spanish Pork Chop (RM25.00). Compare to other Pork Chop, the meat that is used is the Pork Neck meat, which has a very small amount of fats while its' meat has a very tenderly texture. The Pork chop is grilled to the right char; is served with a slice of grilled apple and served with brown sauce.

Besides serving Western Food, Wayne's Cafe Sri Petaling does offer diners a number of oriental selection for you to savour in. Among these are Fried Rice with Roast Pork, or another one of Uncle Phua signature noodle which is the Fried Tung Fun with BitterGourd. But, for today, we tasted the Fried Kwai Fa Mien (RM15.00), this is another one of the dishes from the owners family.

So, what is so special about this Fried Kwai Fa Mien? For one, there are a lot of ingredients that are used to cooked this Yee Mee; which is pork strip, diced prawns, bean sprout, onion, cabbage and most important eggs that are fried together with a special sauce and topped with the strip of lettuce. The Wok Hei was just great as we can smelt the flavourful aroma of the noodle and its ingredients.

To finish off our meal, my partner had the Wayne's Signature Coffee (RM11.00). The coffee beans used at Wayne's Cafe Sri Petaling is from Lavazza.

While I had the Affogato (RM11.00) to end my review.

Wayne's Cafe Address and Location 
10, Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Open Daily, 10am-10pm. Tel: 03-9055-3362

Thursday, August 25, 2016

KFC Malaysia Ole Ole Rice Wrap - A Fiesta Of Flavours

KFC Malaysia Ole Ole Rice Wrap

KFC Malaysia has done it again with the new KFC Ole Ole Rice Wrap with new exciting flavours fused together for a new exciting food sensation. This latest Wrap offers a unique combination of Mexican Rice, Salsa Sauce and the signature Zinger strips wrapped in a warm toasted tortilla.

KFC Malaysia Ole Ole Rice Wrap
Picture Courtesy of KFC Malaysia Facebook
With the tagline 'A Fiesta Of Flavours' one really gonna try to know it! KFC Malaysia invites its customers to enjoy this vibrantly flavored wrap  that includes everyone's all-time favourite KFC crispy Zinger strips with aromatic Mexican seasoned rice, freshly diced tomatoes, cucumbers and onions, topped with delightful drizzled with mayonnaise and the Mexican Salsa Sauce all jam into a single wrap, promising a flavorful fiesta in your mouth. It is perfectly paired with the new Golden Potato Bites as a side, together with a refreshing Mountain Dew carbonated drink.

KFC Malaysia Ole Ole Rice Wrap
Picture Courtesy of KFC Malaysia Facebook

"From only RM5.90, KFC Malaysia Ole Ole Rice Wrap offers a flavourful fresh meal option specially crafted for KFC fans. With tender chicken meat, fresh vegetables and Mexican rice, it is a complete meal in a flavor-packed wrap. Tasty and convenient for those on the go, you will love to have a try, to know!" said Ms Angelina Villanueva, Senior General Manager, KFC Malaysia Marketing.

KFC Malaysia Ole Ole Rice Wrap
Picture Courtesy of KFC Malaysia Facebook
KFC Ole Ole Rice Wrap is also available as a combo meal as well as a box meal. At only RM8.90 for a combo meal; this meal includes KFC Ole Ole Rice Wrap together with Golden Potato Bites and a regular Mountain Dew carbonated drink.

KFC Malaysia Ole Ole Rice Wrap

For those big eaters, you can opt for a box meal that comes with KFC Ole Ole Rice Wrap, one piece of Original or Hot & Spicy KFC Chicken together with the Golden Potato Bites and a regular Mountain Dew carbonated drink at a value of just RM12.90.

KFC Malaysia Ole Ole Rice Wrap

The KFC Ole Ole Rice Wrap is available nationwide at all KFC restaurants from 26th July 2016 onwards, while stock last. For more information please visit KFC Malaysia website at

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Moon Cake Festival 2016 - Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya Special Crafted Mooncake For Mid Autumn

Mooncake is an important symbol for the mid-Autumn Festival as it symbolises longevity and family reunion besides the lantern. From now onwards; Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya offers a nice selection as gifts for friends and family.

Traditionally, the mooncake is round in shape, a symbol of unity, with a thin pastry layer and a rich filling made from lotus seed paste or red bean paste with an egg yolk in the centre.

In recent years, the variety of flavours of mooncake has become a great challenge to Pastry Chef due to the demand from customers who would like to savour these new flavours.

One of the more popular flavours is the green tea flavoured mooncake. Celebrating 2016 Mid-Autumn Festival, Chef Chan (Head of Pastry and Dim Sum) of Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya has crafted out 5 special mooncakes flavours.

The first of which is the Crystal Green tea Paste with Single Yolk.

The second is the traditional Baked Mooncake with Lotus Paste and Single Yolk.

 While the third is the Shanghai Mooncake with Single Yolk & Duo Paste of Jade Pandan & Supreme White Lotus. This is followed by the Baked Mooncake with Red Bean Paste & Single Yolk and the last one is the Crystal Durian Paste With Single Yolk.

Chef Chan who hails from Ipoh, Perak had his basics mooncake making from the guidance of his mother who was known for making mooncakes. With more than 15 years experience in traditional mooncake making, Chef Chan is able to make these mooncakes with a fairly thin crust while having the right balance of oil and sweetness level that will be a delight to eat.

As the current practice of mooncakes, Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya have specially crafted 2 customised gifts boxes to compliment these delicious mooncake making it a perfect collection to the avid box collector.

Presented in a beautiful gift box, it is just perfect for you to choose the mooncakes at Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya as gifts for your friends, family or as a corporate gift. The regular box of 4 is available at RM92.00 Nett, VIP Box of 4 is available at RM128.00 Nett (inclusive of an attractive Chinese Tea Set) while the individual mooncakes are available at RM23.00 nett per piece.

In conjunction with the Mid-Autumn festival, Chef Chan has also crafted out 3 new Dim Sum dish for you to savour besides the popular Dim Sum offering of Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya. The first being the Steamed Crystal Dumpling With Black Caviar. The wafer thin dumpling skin marries perfectly to the bouncy texture of the prawn based filling while the natural taste of  the black caviar was a perfect complement to the final taste of the superbly done dumpling.

The second Dim Sum is the Steamed Shrimp Dumpling With Dried Scallop; The Chef have crafted this dumpling that looks like a piece of Green White Jade. Topped with a generous amount of Tobiko, it gives this Dim Sum a bursting feel and flavour in each and every bite.

and the third Dim Sum is the cute Porcupine shape bun which is named as Lotus Steamed Bun. It takes around 10 minutes to craft it out and it looks too nice to be eaten.

For more information, please contact 03-8949 8888 ext 1322 or visit the website at

Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya Address and Location

Monday, August 22, 2016

Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia Official Launch

Globally the Foodservice market is growing at a rate of 6% per annum. Capitalising on the growth of the foodservice sector, dairy giant FONTERRA from New Zealand will be rolling out its new global food services brand, Anchor Food Professionals.

The Anchor Food Professionals reflects the way foodservice team is doing business now i.e working alongside customers to bring business and product solutions that answer questions such as improving profitability and reducing waste.

Picture from Anchor Food Professionals website
In Malaysia, Anchor brand is already a leader in the dairy segment, when we dine in restaurants, hotels, cafes, bakeries or grab and go from quick service restaurants, chances are we would have a taste of FONTERRA's dairy products such as its super cheesy and extra stringy Anchor Mozzarella Cheese, Anchor Culinary Creams, Anchor Cream Cheese, and not forgetting their awesome Anchor Butter.

Speaking at the unveiling of the Anchor Food Professionals brand and team, Ms Linda Tan, Head of Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia, said that Malaysia is one of the first markets to roll out the new proposition which will see them acting as true consultants, working behind the scenes to deliver exciting new tastes and products for chefs, bakers, caterers, commercial kitchens, hotels, restaurants, quick service restaurants, and cafes.

According to her, the team will assist businesses with all aspects of their operations, from front-of-house presentation, and pricing and promotion, to enhancing yield and taste delivering exciting new menu options.

Picture from Anchor Food Professionals website
By getting to know the customers' businesses, Anchor Food Professionals is using this knowledge and optimising dairy ingredients using Fonterra's world leading research and development capability to meet specific needs of chefs, bakers, and restaurant owners.

"With the rapid growth in the food services business due to the changing lifestyles of consumers, Anchor Food Professionals will help our customers keep up with this growth. Our food experts and in-house chefs will help food operator take their businesses to a different level, giving them a competitive edge", said Ms Linda.

Malaysia is one of the first few markets to roll out Anchor Food Professionals globally. With this new rollout, our services to our customers will extend beyond what we have always been doing, which is delivering a great product that chefs love; she continued.

Picture from Anchor Food Professionals website
Globally, Fonterra will be rolling out its' all new Anchor Food Professionals to over 50 countries with more than 5,000 customers. The global Anchor Food Professionals team expects to be an NZ$ 5 Billion business by 2023 with this move, putting the Anchor Brand neck to neck with leading consumers brands worldwide.

Anchor Food Professionals Video.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya 螃蟹哥哥 - Crabalicious Meal With A Twist

Malaysian are very fond of eating crabs, many will travel far and wide in search of the best crab dishes to taste. Recently they have been a raving of special crab dishes in Puchong. We got to try out Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya located at 85, Jalan Kenari 20, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia to explore on this.

For folks in another part of town, frets not as there is another outlet in Kepong which is where it all started i.e. Fei Fei Crab Seafood Restaurant Kepong KL. While for folks in Cheras can go to the Crab Generation at Taman Len Sen, Cheras to enjoy more than 12 different type of cooking style for your crabs.

There is no fancy ambience or decor to welcome you to Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya just a simple setup but in the evening, you can dine al-fresco outside the restaurant too.

Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya has many crab recipe which is concocted by its owner's and here we get to try 2 of his latest creation which the first is the Milky Salted Egg Yolk Butter Crab (set of 2 - RM98.00 for XL size); in Cantonese (Ham Sap Hai) - a very cheeky name if you know your Cantonese well. Loves the taste of the salted eggs and the slight spicy curry taste from the use of the dried chillies and curry leaves . Above all the freshness of the crab was a real deal.

The next one is a more unique which is called the Milo Butter Sauce Crab (set of 2 - RM98.00 for XL size). This has a strong aroma of Milo when it arrives at the table. On tasting, you will be able to taste the sweet Milo with a slight hint of buttery taste which was added to cook this dish. You can also order the special XXXL size crab which is at RM153.00 for 2 crabs.

Our last Crab dish is the Steamed Crab with Eggs (set of 2 - RM98.00 for XL size) - For me this is the best way to enjoy a fresh crab, no sauce, just plain natural sweetness from the crab meat. Simple steamed eggs at the bottom of the dish and topped with sprinkles of Chinese wine to give it a nice aroma and flavour. From the Crab B Restaurant Puchong menu; you can find that they do offer a few other crab species for you to choose from; one notable one is the live French Crab.

Besides serving delicious Crab dishes, Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya also offers diners with a la carte seafood dishes that you can order which can go with rice. The first is the Lala Spinach Soup (RM25.00) The Lala is of the meaty version while the additional spinach as a greens' to a seafood gives the broth a strong slightly spicy flavour which goes well with a bowl of rice.

The second dish is the Deep Fried Fish With Special Home Made Sauce (market price and also depends on the type of fish). Here we had a Red Snapper (you can choose to have a Grouper, Senangin or even a Siakap to be cooked in this style) which was deep fried to a crunchy texture on the outside while the inside white meat were firm and matched to the sauce which is made out of chillies padi, dry prawns, fermented bean paste and garlic were another dishes that we savoured with the white rice.

The third seafood dish from the menu is the Thai Tom Yam Crayfish (Hae Go or the Lai Liu Har) (RM20.00). Covered with the Tom Yam flavoured batter and fried to a crisp and served with a dipping sauce.

Next is the Japanese Style Deep Fried Pork Ribs on a Mayo Sesame dressing (RM20.00). We like the taste of the sauce which has a tinge of spicy taste.

The final dish to goes with our rice is the Steam Tofu With Minced Pork and Chillies Sambal Petai (RM15.00). We have eaten many Steam Tofu with Minced Pork, but this dish really takes it to the next level and it was just great eaten with the white rice for those that loves the taste of the Petai.

Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya also offers 2 special lunch sets series; the first is the single dish set (RM9.90) with more than 20 selection from rice to noodles. An order of any set will come with a free drinks, ice-cream and soup of the day. The sets that we tried pictured above is the Butter Chicken Rice set.

The other set is called the Love U Bento set which is priced at (RM13.90); comes with a heart shaped rice and vegetables of the day, a portion of scrambled eggs and baked beans. This set also comes with a free drink, ice-cream and soup of the day.

At Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya, while you get to enjoy your favourite crab dishes; you can also order the other seafood or dishes for a hearty and satisfying meal.

You can check out our review of Fei Fei Crabs Restaurant Petaling Jaya

Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya Address
85, Jalan Kenari 20, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia